Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud

Overcoming Complexity and Dynamics to Move Data Centers to the Cloud IT will never be the same.  Analysts expect that IT budgets will not be growing in 2012. Since the last financial crisis an ongoing volatile economy has been pushing IT professionals to do more with less, increasing the amount of delivered business projects with

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3

HP ‘Master The Cloud’ Event (Montreal) – Part 3

Continued from: Part 1 , Part 2 It had been a whirlwind day, folks. I’d like to thank Laura Mackey (@HPsoftware) for hosting us bloggers, and Rebecca Pallister (@HPenterpriseCA) for putting it all together. You two deserve a round of applause all your own. It takes a dedicated individual to greet someone so warmly that

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Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

Stopping Multi-Platform Cloud Problems Before They Start

The hybrid cloud continues to gain traction as a viable option for companies looking to realize the economic benefits of cloud while still retaining a level of security and comfort that comes from their existing infrastructure for mission critical applications. But creating and maintaining separate platforms comes with its own set of problems – not…

Contributors

Going Global With The Cloud: Anywhere, Anytime Access

Going Global With The Cloud: Anywhere, Anytime Access

Let’s cut right to the chase… Lots of companies have offered 24/7 availability of systems and data to their customers and employees for years. What else is new? What’s new is that a cloud computing environment can make 24/7 availability possible for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). (Infographic Source:Towergate) Previously, only organizations with robust IT

Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For?

Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For?

Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For? I’ve been blogging about this concept now for a while. What is the cost of a cloud solution and what in the end am I actually paying for? I know I am not the only person considering this as I’ve seen any number of articles

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters People are right to be wary of any vendor claiming to be the “top performing!” or “fastest!” cloud provider. Most folks know that ANYTHING can look spectacular – or unspectacular for that matter – if you stack the deck just right. But at the same time, cloud shoppers have a

Internet of Things

Drones And Cloud Computing

Drones And Cloud Computing

“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.” – Steve Jobs While we have been waiting for the future to come, the future is happening right now. The past 200 years have granted us with two major

Internet of Things and Personal Presence Devices

Internet of Things and Personal Presence Devices

Internet of Things and Personal Presence Devices In the past month or so I have been wandering around the desert of IoT (Internet of Things). In that time I created three distinct designations for the Internet of things. Mostly so that I could rationalize the concept for myself. But also to attempt to begin an

Modern Education In The World Of Cloud Computing And Internet Of Things

Modern Education In The World Of Cloud Computing And Internet Of Things

“Internet of Things will stump IT until clouds and big data come aboard.”  Stephen Lawson Increasingly, we are being inextricably linked to high technology tools and innovations. We are products of a culture where our personal and professional growth cannot be viewed apart from high tech advances. Therefore, it is critical to be able to

Big Data

Big Data And Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap

Big Data And Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap

Big Data and Global Trend Monitoring: The Language Gap Data traces left by humans both on the internet and elsewhere allow marketers to find trending products; organizations can detect potential health hazards and epidemies; researchers can gain valuable insights on the way ideas spread; and so on. However, all of this depends on that they

Big Data For Better Data

Big Data For Better Data

“Data are becoming the new raw material of business.” – Craig Mundie Today, having more and more data at our disposal, we are granted the opportunity to see new things in the surrounding world. More data enables us not only to see more of the same thing we have been looking at, but, most importantly,

How Banks Stand To Gain From Big Data

How Banks Stand To Gain From Big Data

The financial sector has long capitalized on its access to proprietary data. They have been pioneers in digitalizing everything–every single transaction, purchase, ATM withdrawal, website click, and so on. This gives banks unlimited abilities to adapt to customers’ needs and theoretically allows identifying patterns characteristic of abuse or crime. Banks have been aggressive in using

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